Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Radford University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Josh Nease
Sustainability Manager
Academic Programs
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

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Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

Radford University Sustainability
Facebook: @rusustainability
Share campus events and updates and sustainability current events.
Twitter: @sustainable_ru
Share campus events and real time updates
Instagram: rusustainability
Share photos of Sustainability initiatives at Radford University


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Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Signage in Dalton Dining: Dalton Dining Hall, our primary dining hall for faculty, staff, and students, provides signage, brochures, and events about sustainable food and sustainable food systems. Signage includes messages regarding: Cage Free Eggs, Local farms who supply food, Food Recovery Network, food waste education, rBST free milk products, etc.


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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Campus Sustainability Map – The new RU campus sustainability map was developed by a Geospatial Science student and will be updated and enhanced annually by GIS students. Already this semester it has been used by an Intro to Environmental Studies class and a University 100 course. It will be updated by GIS students each semester.


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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
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Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Radford University Sustainable Behaviors on Campus post cards and bookmarks: Printed materials are distributed to all new students and to all campus residents. They will also be available at standard outreach events.


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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

A Sustainability Column appears in every publication of the bi-weekly campus newsletter, RU Connected. Every other week, faculty, staff, and students receive an update on sustainability on campus.
https://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/news/releases/2018/may/leed-silver.html

All residents in LEED Certified residence halls receive an information card when they move in that explains all of the sustainability features of their building.


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